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Vintage World War II Warbirds Gather in Atlanta this May

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., May 3, 2024 – This May brings several opportunities to experience meticulously restored World War II aircraft in person at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK). The aviation event series, marking the significant 80th Anniversary of D-Day, includes aircraft from Georgia, Texas, and Arizona.

“This is an amazing opportunity for aviation enthusiasts, history buffs, and family members of World War II veterans to experience a unique array of historic aircraft within a month in Atlanta,” said Airbase Georgia Leader Joel Perkins. “These events exemplify the mission of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), which is to educate, inspire, and honor. We honor the Greatest Generation by sharing this experience with our Texas and Arizona Units.”

The first event is the Good Neighbor Day Open House and Airshow on May 11 from noon to 5 p.m. This event will feature a C-47 restored C-47A, That’s All, Brother, which led the Allies’ main airborne D-Day invasion in 1944. That’s All, Brother, operated by the CAF Central Texas Wing, is scheduled to depart the United States in June for the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day Celebration in Normandy. Other aircraft to be featured include several restored aircraft from CAF Airbase Georgia, including a P-51 Mustang, SBD Dauntless dive bomber, P-63 Kingcobra, LT-6 Mosquito, PT-19A Cornell trainer, and a T-34 Mentor.

Rides on That’s All, Brother will be offered at PDK Airport at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 12. Flight Experiences on That’s All, Brother are approximately 30 minutes long. For more information about the aircraft or to purchase rides in advance, visit https://www.thatsallbrother.org

On May 27, the Flying Legends of Victory Tour, operated by the CAF Airbase Arizona, featuring a B-17 Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey and a B-25 Mitchell Maid in the Shade will arrive and have its first-ever visit to the Dekalb-Peachtree Airport. Ground tours of the aircraft will be available May 28-29, and rides will be available May 30-June 2. To schedule a ride on the B-17 and B-25 and learn more about the Flying Legends of Victory Tours aircraft, please visit https://www.azcaf.org/tour/. The Georgia-based aircraft scheduled to appear are an LT-6 Mosquito, PT-19A Cornell, and a T-34 Mentor. Living History Flight Experiences on CAF Airbase Georgia aircraft can be scheduled here.

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